Update on DFL Convention Schedule and the Coronavirus

Hennepin County Government Center

8The DFL State Executive Committee made the difficult decision to move all upcoming endorsing conventions to an online process. This includes the Hennepin County convention planned for Saturday, April 18th. 

All conventions (SD’s, OU’s and other endorsing conventions) will now be conducted through an online balloting system to complete the essential party business of electing delegates, conferring endorsements, and passing resolutions. Contested endorsements will be decided by rank choice vote.

The current plan is for Balloting to occur over a 10 day period: Saturday, April 25th – Monday, May 4th.

The online balloting system will be administered by the Minnesota DFL party staff who will be responsible for reporting results back to the local unit.

Local units will be responsible for collecting a roster of delegates and certifying the content of the ballot. The ballot, certified by a vote of the local unit executive committee, as well as the official delegate roster, must be reported to the Minnesota DFL through a provided form no later than Friday, April 17 at 5 PM CST.

Electronic Ballots will be emailed out by the Minnesota DFL directly to delegates who have not requested a mail ballot.  Delegates will be provided a unique password to access their ballot.

De’Vonna’s campaign will continue to update delegates, volunteers, and community members as the situation evolves. You can read the entire DFL Statement on Coronavirus, which also includes numerous additional changes to the Call.

They have also asked that campaigns limit face-to-face contact with our constituents. The safety of our community is our highest priority and so we are canceling all of our upcoming in-person events as well. 

Information for Hennepin County Convention Delegates

Here are the details for the Hennepin County Convention:

  • The DFL will send you an email on April 25th that will contain a unique link for you to obtain your ballot through a Google form.
  • All alternates have been upgraded to full delegates and will be allowed to vote. 
  • If you are a delegate to BOTH the senate district AND the Hennepin County conventions, you will have to fill out BOTH ballots separately.
  • You will need to complete the ballot by the end of the day on Monday, May 4th. 
  • If you absolutely cannot participate through the online system, you need to let us and the chairs of the County Convention know an alternative way to fill out your ballot.
    • You can request the option of giving your responses to the County convention chairs by phone. You will need to have your unique ballot code from your email when you call.
    • Only under extreme circumstances, you can request a mailed ballot.
    • Cheryl Poling is the chair of CD (congressional district) 3. Please direct all inquiries about alternative balloting to her at [email protected] 

The DFL State Executive Committee made the difficult decision to move all upcoming endorsing conventions to an online process. This includes the convention for House District 66A that was planned for Saturday, April 11th. 

All conventions (SD’s, OU’s and other endorsing conventions) will now be conducted through an online balloting system to complete the essential party business of electing delegates, conferring endorsements, and passing resolutions. Contested endorsements will be decided by rank choice vote.

The current plan is for Balloting to occur over a 10 day period: Saturday, April 25th – Monday, May 4th.

The online balloting system will be administered by the Minnesota DFL party staff who will be responsible for reporting results back to the local unit.

Local units will be responsible for collecting a roster of delegates and certifying the content of the ballot. The ballot, certified by a vote of the local unit executive committee, as well as the official delegate roster, must be reported to the Minnesota DFL through a provided form no later than Friday, April 17 at 5 PM CST.

Electronic Ballots will be emailed out by the Minnesota DFL directly to delegates who have not requested a mail ballot.  Delegates will be provided a unique password to access their ballot.

De’Vonna’s campaign will continue to update delegates, volunteers, and community members as the situation evolves. You can read the entire DFL Statement on Coronavirus, which also includes numerous additional changes to the Call.

They have also asked that campaigns limit face-to-face contact with our constituents. The safety of our community is our highest priority and so we are canceling all of our upcoming in-person events as well. 

Information for Hennepin County Convention Delegates

Here are the details for the Hennepin County Convention:

  • The DFL will send you an email on April 25th that will contain a unique link for you to obtain your ballot through a Google form.
  • All alternates have been upgraded to full delegates and will be allowed to vote. 
  • If you are a delegate to BOTH the senate district AND the Hennepin County conventions, you will have to fill out BOTH ballots separately.
  • You will need to complete the ballot by the end of the day on Monday, May 4th. 
  • If you absolutely cannot participate through the online system, you need to let us and the chairs of the County Convention know an alternative way to fill out your ballot.
    • You can request the option of giving your responses to the County convention chairs by phone. You will need to have your unique ballot code from your email when you call.
    • Only under extreme circumstances, you can request a mailed ballot.
    • Cheryl Poling is the chair of CD (congressional district) 3. Please direct all inquiries about alternative balloting to her at [email protected] 

About De'Vonna

De’Vonna is running for Hennepin County Commissioner to reduce disparities, increase opportunities, and to make sure everyone in our community has a chance to thrive.

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Hennepin County Candidate Pittman Receives Major Labor Endorsements

Hennepin County Candidate Pittman Receives Major Labor Endorsements

Hennepin County Commissioner candidate De’Vonna Pittman has recently received endorsements of two more major labor unions, her campaign announced Thursday. Both the Teamsters Joint Council 32 and the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation have declared Pittman as their endorsed candidate.

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People for Pittman
People-centered democracy starts with swearing in leaders who are deeply connected to our communities and committed to fighting for our joyful future at every level of government.

Thank you TakeAction Minnesota! I look forward to working with you to make Hennepin County a better place for all its residents.

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Thank you TakeAction Minnesota! I look forward to working with you to make Hennepin County a better place for all it's residents.
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Super awesome endorsement!!!

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